Sale 167 Lot 240
(TOBACCO) COOK (COOKE), EBEN.
The Sot-Weed Factor; or, A Voyage to Maryland. A Satyr. In which is describ'd The Laws, Government, Courts and Constitutions of the Country, and also the Buildings, Feasts, Frolicks, Entertainments and Drunken Humours of the Inhabitants of that part of America. In Burlesque Verse. [Shea's Early Southern Tracts. No. II] London: Printed and Sold by D. Bragg, 1708. (Reprinted in Albany, NY: Joel Munsell, 1865).
vi, 26, [1, glossary]. Large 8vo, early half-cloth over marbled boards, gilt-lettered spine. One of 150 copies of the facsimile edition of this satirical view of life, chiefly among the tobacco ("sot-weed") men, in early Maryland. The facsimile, like the first edition, is very rare in itself. Wear to boards; f.f.e.p. and half-title starting to detach; clipped article ("Literature" Feb 17, 1999) regarding the acquisition of a copy of this edition by the New York Public Library tipped to front pastedown; otherwise in very good condition.
Estimate $ 100-200